Speech Therapy -> Executive Function -> Attention


The ability to focus on one of more specific items/tasks. Varying types of attention include Sustained Attention, Selective Attention, Divided Attention, Alternating Attention, Visual Attention, and Auditory Attention.

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Related Disorder(s)

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) - Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

Goal Bank

  • Eric will retell a narrative, recalling 80% of details given minimal cueing across 3 of 5 sessions. 0
  • Horace will attend for 5 minutes on clinician-directed non-preferred activities with 80% accuracy, given moderate cueing, across 4 consecutive sessions as measured by weekly data collection. 4
  • Given decreasing cues, Elisha will listen to a statement or question and identify if the grammatical patterns used in the phoneme are correct or incorrect and will provide the correct word to repair those utterances identified as ‘incorrect’ with 90% accuracy over 3 consecutive sessions to improve overall expressive and receptive language skills. 2
  • Pierre will respond to his name with/without prompting with 80% accuracy 3/4 consecutive data days as measured by data collection to demonstrate attention skills as well as the skills necessary to be successful in a classroom environment. 1
  • Allie will attend 3 different activities for a minimum of 3 minutes with no challenging behaviors across 3 of 5 sessions. 0
  • Morris will recall short words (approximately 4-6 phonemes in length) verbatim with 80% accuracy across 5 consecutive sessions to demonstrate attention, working memory, and/or auditory awareness skills. 2
  • Marilyn will participate in play-based activities with another person for 3-5 minutes using objects appropriately with eye contact and attention with 80% accuracy across 5 therapy sessions as measured by clinician data and observation to increase language abilities. 2
  • Eric will sequence 5 details for one story given minimal cueing across 3 of 5 sessions. 0
  • When given verbal, visuals or gesture prompts, Teri will use 2+ words to describe a picture with 80% accuracy, over 3 consecutive sessions, as measured by observations, data collection and/or standardized testing to increase expressive language skills. 1
  • Jestine will participate in turn-taking activities with minimal prompts with peers or adults in 80% of opportunities across 3 consecutive therapy sessions as measured by weekly data collection to demonstrate attention skills as it relates to executive function. 4


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